Wednesday, September 15, 2010

No Bongos or Burritos in Norway

So it was a slow news day here in beautiful downtown Wisconsington.... right before the Senatorial and Gubernatorial primaries.  Page two of my local paper ran three stories right next to each other.....

The Capital Times reports that a 31-year-old street musician, apparently enraged over criticism, bashed a 54-year-old man over the head with his guitar and wrestled with police before being taken into custody last Thursday. The musician, Brandin Hochstrasser a.k.a. Bongo Jesus, had to be subdued by TASER after beating and knocking down his would-be critic at the 500 block of State Street. “The dispute started over some questionable guitar playing,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.

Whew.... good thing the guy didn't play a tuba!  and the next story....

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut, AKA Jaws, has downed 47 burritos in 10 minutes at the New Mexico state fair in Albuquerque, beating the previous record of 33. Chestnut, of San Jose, California, won $1,500 (£977) for the feat on Saturday.
Known for his hotdog eating, Chestnut also won the annual July Fourth hotdog-eating contest on Coney Island, New York, for the fourth year in a row this summer.
The Garcia's World Burrito Eating Championship was supported by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, which oversees all international professional eating contests.

I wonder how many burritos Jesus could eat?

..... and the last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Norwegian public news reporter lived the dream of every journalist and writer this weekend, quitting in the middle of her news broadcast after a slow news day.

Reporter Pia Beathe Pedersen accused her employers at public broadcasting company NRK of placing too much pressure on the staff to churn out news, culminating in her quitting her job after having nothing of note to report.
During a live Saturday broadcast, Pedersen told listeners that she wouldn’t read the news and that “nothing important has happened.”

See..... Nothing has happened.  You can all go home now.


Billie Greenwood said...

Here in thrill-a-minute Iowa: police tased a photojournalist for snapping a bagpipe player in the process of eating 50 burritos in 9 minutes... O wait, maybe I dreamed that last night...

Randal Graves said...

Apparently the memo that news organizations are supposed to invent the news hasn't hit Norway.

susan said...

I like that woman. Remember 'I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore! Everybody should see that movie.

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